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Come back, mail!

Ever since I upgraded from Mac OS 10.3* to 10.4, I've been mighty suspicious of the Baysian filters in Mail. They really weren't very responsive any more. More and more spam cascades through to my inbox.

Today's word-search-based trawl of my spam folder was the final straw: Mail had misidentified mail from a publisher as spam for the third time, and had inexplicably caught one from next term's employer a few days back. (The publisher I could sort of understand, seeing the odd spamesque features in the email.)

I've reset the filters, but I'm not counting on the solution being so easy. We'll see.


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Nov. 15th, 2006 09:22 am (UTC)
Re: About Junk mail
I don't empty it - I always keep at least 5000 or so of them around. I do manage it though, delete from it though now and again - usually in batches found by strings which might also find lost Real Mail.

Resetting has already made a dramatic difference. Yesterday, I'd say 50/90 spam got through. This morning? 0/38.
Nov. 15th, 2006 05:50 pm (UTC)
Re: About Junk mail
wow, you get a lot of mail! :-)
Nov. 15th, 2006 07:11 pm (UTC)
Re: About Junk mail
This is why it's worth minimizing the number of email addresses you have publically available online. I try to mostly just have my @owlfish one out there, but between the LJ one and the odd things out there with my U of T address on it, the spam has multiplied.
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